Take home prints you've designed and made yourself.

Introduction to Drypoint Printing, Sat 15 Jan

The workshop will involve making an intaglio drypoint printing plate, using a plastic plate, before exploring different inking methods to create 3 or 4 variations of the same print.

Participants can work from their own sketches or photographs, or can be inspired by a range of images Cath will provide.  

Participants will be introduced to a range of mark making tools and techniques, will learn about printmaking papers suitable for drypoint, and explore different inking methods. We will also create a multi layered collaborative print together as a group and look at examples of drypoint combined with other printmaking techniques.

Introduction to Mono Printing, Sat 12 Feb

We will try a range of monoprint techniques to create colourful layered one-off unique prints, using a range of techniques including printing from textures such as fabrics, feathers, textured papers, leaves etc, stencils and using inking and wiping methods to create a variety of effects.

For people who attend the introduction to drypoint workshop, Cath will also explain how to add monoprint colour on top of a drypoint image.

Introduction to Collagraph Printing, Sat 12 Mar

We will explore basic collagraph methods using a range of textured papers, vinyls, tapes and glues etc.

Textures are added to the plate (mountboard) much like a collage.  The collaged pieces can then be inked up to create collagraph print.

Emphasis will be on learning collagraph techniques by making a series of abstract prints exploring colour and texture.

The session will include making a collagraph plate from scratch, followed by inking and printing methods, using both relief and intaglio methods to create a range of images.

What to expect

A skilled tutor and like-minded people keen to share their ideas develop new skills in a really friendly, creative environment. There’ll be a break for tea and cake from Saltaire’s famous Edward Street Bakery.

What to bring with you
  • Sketches/photos to work from – A5.
  • Apron/old clothes.
  • A4 folder or something you can carry prints home in.

Price includes refreshments.

Making the People Powered Press' workshop Covid-safe

Although we’re launching this season of workshops at a time of uncertainty about future Covid-19 restrictions, we’re making sure that the workshop is designed and equipped to keep you safe and comfortable now, and in the event of any future developments.

So here’s what's being to make the People Powered Press a safe, creative place.

  • Staff will be tested for Covid twice a week.
  • Workshops which can take place in our covered outdoor space will do so.
  • The capacity of all workshops has been capped to ensure that social distancing is possible and comfortable in the studio and in the outdoor workshop space.
  • The space will be well ventilated, using our in-built extraction system and windows when needed.
  • We have sanitiser stations around the space and there are wipes for cleaning surfaces and shared equipment.
  • Masks will be worn inside the building if and when official guidance indicates that they should.
  • We will provide workspace dividers if and when official guidance indicates that we should.

We’ll regularly review all these measures against the latest government guidance, and we hope that this will reassure you that you’re in a comfortable, safe environment, and that we’re taking your safety very seriously indeed.


All proceeds from this workshop will be used to support the People Powered Press' work with community groups around the Bradford district, amplifying local voices and spreading words worth spreading.